Egyptian Mythology

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Egyptian Mythology

Explore the gods and goddesses, myths, rites and cosmology of ancient Egypt.

God of Mummification

Anubis

Originally the Egyptian god of the dead, Anubis’s role shifted over time. The jackal-headed god would become the god of mummification, as well as a psychopomp who escorted the dead to the afterlife.

Lord of the Underworld

Osiris

The ruler of the Egyptian underworld, Osiris was one of the most important of the Egyptian gods. In life he was a great king; in death he decided who was worthy of reincarnation.

Trickster God

Set

Set was an Egyptian trickster god who spread disorder and suffering across the land. He later played an important role in Egyptian cosmology by protecting Ra from the forces of chaos.

Goddess of Life

Isis

Isis was a tremendously important member of the Egyptian pantheon. A powerful sorceress and healer, she was also the wife of Osiris and mother of Horus.

Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

Discover the gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt and the classic stories that accompany them, including tales of the sun god Ra, Osiris, Isis and more.

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God of the Sun

Ra

As the god of the sun and creation, Ra was one of the most important Ancient Egyptian deities. Worshipped for millennia, Ra (and his cult) eventually grew to encompass aspects of other gods like Atun, Amun, and Horus.

Goddess of the Dead

Nephthys

The Ancient Egyptian goddess Nephthys was the daughter of the sky god Nut and the earth god Geb. As the seductress of Osiris and mother of Anubis, she played a key part in Egyptian funeral ceremonies.

Geb

Nut